Cody Gakpo, a forward for Liverpool, scored his first goal for the team on Monday as they defeated struggling Everton 2-0 at Anfield in the Premier League to snap a losing streak. After Everton wasted two excellent chances to take the lead-Dwight McNeil came close and James Tarkowski struck the post- Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez connected on a counterattack to score the game's first goal in the 36th minute. Gakpo, a forward from the Netherlands who joined Liverpool from PSV Eindhoven for a reputed 37 million pounds ($44.91 million), scored his first goal in his seventh game for the Reds early in the second half to increase the lead. Having dropped their previous three league games, Liverpool entered the encounter, while Everton was optimistic about turning a cycle under new manager Sean Dyche following a shocking victory against league leaders Arsenal the last time out despite only scoring one goal and giving up nine. However, Juergen Klopp's Liverpool team outplayed their neighbours and won their first league game of 2023 to move up to ninth place in the standings with 32 points after 21 games. With 18 points from 22 games, Everton was one point outside the safety zone and in the relegation zone. It's a significant victory for us, stated Salah. "We had a great training week, the guys were fired up, and we couldn't wait for the game to change things, and hopefully it was a start."I knew Darwin was going to be quick, so we played a one-two when they had a corner. "I rushed as quickly as I could because I knew he was going to play the ball in the space, and I scored, so that's what counts." Liverpool may be having a terrible season by their own lofty standards, but they still have a slim chance of making the Champions League after losing the league crown to Manchester City on the final day of the previous campaign.
"I'm pleased with the display. We had to play the game we wanted to play tonight rather than the one Everton wanted to play, according to Klopp. We switched sides, played the ball, kept them moving, and were quite dominant.albeit both goals were scored in the interval. Therefore, that is also permitted, of course. Eddie Howe's Liverpool are nine points ahead of Newcastle United in fourth place and have a game remaining. Gakpo should feel more confident now that he has scored his first goal. Salah, who finished last season's Premier League season tied for the league's top scorer, will also be relieved to have scored his first league goal since doing so on December 26 against Leicester City. Diogo Jota, a striker, had his first appearance since suffering a calf injury in October, and his introduction in the 70th minute gave Klopp encouragement.As a result of a hamstring injury sustained at the beginning of January, prominent defender Virgil van Dijk sat on the bench. Liverpool's troubles this year are nothing compared to those of Everton, who dismissed Frank Lampard last month, making him the eighth manager to lose their job under owner Farhad Moshiri since 2017. Everton defender Conor Coady expressed his extreme disappointment, saying, "We let up two goals on the counter." We must return, and it's crucial that we continue to listen to the management every day. "It's not that we didn't take advantage of the opportunities; we hit the post, but by giving away counters, which is what they excel at, we need to examine ourselves and see where we can improve."
Liverpool Vs Everton: Cody Gakpo Scores First Liverpool Goal In Merseyside Derby Win
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